'Donut' sleep on the Patriots - WCA wins again - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

'Donut' sleep on the Patriots - WCA wins again

Wilmington Christian defeated Hoggard Monday night in straight sets (Source:WECT) Wilmington Christian defeated Hoggard Monday night in straight sets (Source:WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Motivated by a non-conference matchup, and maybe a little free food, Wilmington Christian improved to 18-5 with a straight set win over Hoggard Monday night. 

"I bribed them with donuts tomorrow," said WCA head coach Tonya Upton. "If they came off and had a good energy game. It gave them something fun to think about. If you come in there and have a great energy game on Monday, we'll see what we can do on Tuesday, and these girls will do anything for food." 

Whether they were consciously thinking about it or not, WCA utilized a strong attacking performance en route to a 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 win. They have now defeated Topsail, New Hanover, and Hoggard among out of conference competition this season. 

"I think it's really helped us elevate our game," said Upton. "The girls have stepped up to the challenge. They knew we were stepping into a tough schedule, and they've proved they can hang with it. 

The Patriots roster includes five seniors, including their setter. 

Hoggard, despite the loss, has still won seven out of nine matches. 

Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved. 

  • Tiger Woods wins for first time since 2013

    Tiger Woods wins for first time since 2013

    Sunday, September 23 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-09-23 22:27:06 GMT
    Tiger Woods hits from the third tee in the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday in Atlanta. (Source: The Associated Press)Tiger Woods hits from the third tee in the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday in Atlanta. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Tiger Woods is a winner again, capping off one of the most remarkable comebacks in golf history.

    More >>

    Tiger Woods is a winner again, capping off one of the most remarkable comebacks in golf history.

    More >>
  • UNCW basketball teams move practice to UNC

    UNCW basketball teams move practice to UNC

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:48:22 GMT
    (Source: UNCW)(Source: UNCW)
    (Source: UNCW)(Source: UNCW)

    The Seahawks men’s program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill before holding the first official practice Tuesday in the practice gym at the Smith Center.

    More >>

    The Seahawks men’s program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill before holding the first official practice Tuesday in the practice gym at the Smith Center.

    More >>
  • Newton scores four TDs in Carolina's win over Cincy

    Newton scores four TDs in Carolina's win over Cincy

    Sunday, September 23 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-09-23 22:26:07 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in Charlotte on Sunday. (Source: The Associated Press)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in Charlotte on Sunday. (Source: The Associated Press)
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in Charlotte on Sunday. (Source: The Associated Press)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in Charlotte on Sunday. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, Christian McCaffrey racked up a career-high 184 yards rushing and the Carolina Panthers handed the Cincinnati Bengals their first loss of the season 31-21 on Sunday. 

    More >>

    Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, Christian McCaffrey racked up a career-high 184 yards rushing and the Carolina Panthers handed the Cincinnati Bengals their first loss of the season 31-21 on Sunday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly